Why we increased tuition fees from N19,000 to over N100,000 – UNILAG

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has confirmed reports of increase in tuition fees of its undergraduate students.

Students of the institution previously paid N19,000 but those studying medicine will now pay N190,250 while for courses that require laboratory and studio, students are to pay N140,250.

Students without lab and studio use will pay N100,750.

The management noted that the increment in fees had become imperative given the prevailing economic realities of the nation and its obligations to its students, staff, and service providers.

The university’s spokesman Alagba Ibraheem made this known in a statement on Friday night.

The statement titled, “Adjusted Obligatory Fees for New and Returning Undergraduate Students” confirmed that UNILAG has deliberated with its stakeholders (students, parents/guardians, staff unions, and alumni, among others), that there will be adjustments in the tuition fees for new and returning undergraduate students.

It partly read, “The adjustment in fees which will take effect from 1st Semester, 2023/2024 Academic Session, is in view of the prevailing economic realities and the need for the University to be able to meet its obligations to its students, staff, and municipal service providers among others.

“It is also pertinent to note that the University has not increased its obligatory fees in recent years.

“Management, therefore, seeks the kind understanding and support of students and other stakeholders with the assurance of its commitment towards ensuring that students get the best learning experience.”

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